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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:22 AM
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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, 3rd fatality in a week
Source: reuters

A 33-year-old Egyptian woman has died of the H5N1 bird flu virus, Egypt's third human death from bird flu in a week, the state news agency MENA said on Friday.

Egypt, harder hit by bird flu than any other country outside Asia, has seen a surge of cases in recent weeks, with eight new human infections in April alone -- as many as in all of 2008.

Most of the Egyptians infected this year have been young children. While the avian influenza virus rarely infects people, experts say they fear it could mutate into a form that people could easily pass to one another, which might spark a pandemic that could kill millions.

Since 2003, H5N1 has infected more than 400 people in 15 countries and killed more than 250. It has killed or forced the culling of more than 300 million birds in 61 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Read more: http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre53k5tg-us-birdflu-egypt/
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 02:49 AM
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1. Only room for one pandemic at a time.
If we had to deal with two at once????
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